Bachus named director of Hispanic Resources
3/18/2003 News media contact: Kathy Gilbert · (615) 742-5470 · Nashville, Tenn.
NOTE: A photograph of Amanda Bachus is available.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (UMNS) - Amanda Bachus has been named director of Hispanic Resources for United Methodist Communications.
had served as associate editor of Hispanic Resources, which produces
the magazine el IntÃ©rprete and the news feature Noticias en EspaÃ±ol.
She was named director effective March 17.
"Amanda brings a solid
church background, editorial and marketing skills to the position,"
said M. Garlinda Burton, director of United Methodist News Service and
publisher and editor of Interpreter magazine. "And she has a firm grasp
of the needs of our diverse Latino audience. She has some good solid
ideas for broadening our scope with all our Hispanic resources."
her new role, Bachus will help identify and develop resources and
programs to enhance the communications ministries of and with Hispanic
Bachus, a longtime United Methodist, joined
the communications agency in summer 2002, after four years on the staff
of the United Methodist Board of Discipleship in Nashville. She had
served as bilingual administrative assistant, as well as bilingual
marketing and customer service coordinator, and editorial assistant for
the Office of Hispanic Ministries. In her last position at the
discipleship board, she was also a certified facilitator for the
National Plan for Hispanic Ministries.
A native of Bolivia, she
graduated from St. Andrew's School in La Paz, where she learned English.
She holds an education degree from the State University of San Andres
in La Paz, Bolivia. While in the United States, she attended the
University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg and Nashville (Tenn.)
State Technical Institute, where she received her business and computer
training. She is also fluent in Portuguese.
Bachus has an
extensive marketing and product development background. For the last 15
years, she has held bilingual administrative positions in the United
Methodist Publishing House, the United Methodist Board of Higher
Education and Ministry, and the Board of Discipleship. For four years,
she worked for Fruit of the Loom in the international training division
and with the vice president of international sales and marketing
"I believe she has an extremely broad understanding of
the specific issues and concerns of the Latin American community in the
United States, the Caribbean and South America, and she has already
applied that knowledge in her work with el IntÃ©rprete," Burton said.
Bachus has served as interim director since October, when the position became vacant.
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